Judges – The Tasting Alliance Beer Competition

San Francisco, CA


The Palates to Trust

The reputation of a beer competition is often defined by the quality of its judges. At The Tasting Alliance Beer Competition, our judging panels consist of the most respected, experienced experts in the industry.

Meet the judges

Mary Guiver

Global Principal Category Merchant, BEER, Whole Foods Market

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Soren Daugaard

Production Process Analysts at New Belgium Brewing

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Herlinda Heras

Co-host Brew HaHa; Craft Beer Hour Radio Show; Project Coordinator Sonoma State University Extension Beer Program

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Justin Zakrzewski

Manager, Anderson Valley Brewing Co.

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Dave Carpenter

Editor in Chief, Zymurgy and AHA Special Projects

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Beth Demmon

Writer, Journalist, & Podcast Host

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Annie Johnson

Brewmaster/Director, PicoBrew, Inc.

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Kevin Asato

Executive Director, National Black Brewers Association

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